Opinion

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A meditation on race

The killing of Trayvon Martin, the trial of George Zimmerman, and the public discourse in the aftermath of the verdict have awakened memories I had frankly put in the old news pile of my mind.

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The power and hope of the March on Washington

It was thrilling to travel from New Haven to Washington with a bus full of young people age 7 on up looking for hope and eager to act. At the march, they collected over 200 signatures on petitions for the Youth Jobs Act.

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King's dream confronted "giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism"

After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposed the U.S. war in Vietnam, he received a barrage of criticism from editorial boards, donors and even other civil rights leaders.

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Civil rights 2013: a cautionary tale from Alabama

In July of 1963, I was preparing for my senior year at Nashville's Pearl High School. For me, news about the civil rights movement became an unsettling blend of darkest tragedies and heady victories.

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Three generations march on Washington

I'm very proud that my father and uncle, Joe and Dennis Mora, were both at the 1963 March on Washington, one of many demonstrations and activities they participated in during the civil rights heyday.

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Three days on bus, then dancing at March on Washington

I was a 28 year-old peace activist in San Francisco in 1963 when I got a call from Women for Peace asking if I'd like to go to the March on Washington as one of their delegates.

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March on Washington volunteer recalls Bayard Rustin, tears

Everyone knows about Dr. King's magnificent speech but I feel it is important that Rustin's role and influence has recently been recognized and written about.

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Building a racial justice movement

This week, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with events in Washington, D.C., and many other cities.

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Reader voices: Stop attacks on Fourth Amendment

The times, they are a-changin, singer Bob Dylan wrote in 1964. Fast-forward to our present day and the times are still changing, only not in our favor.

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Spying, privacy, and “brave new world”

Americans expect a government restrained by transparency and public oversight. But spying has become easier - more open to abuse.

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